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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Skype full-time (more than a year)Pros
Extremely flexible work schedule
Impactful and important work on Lync and Skype.
Really great People!Cons
Contractors are physically separated from FTEs and 2nd class citizens unless you prove yourself.
Early meetings do to half of the team in London vs. Redmond
Reorg after Reorg after Reorg after Reorg [Hopefully settling down now]Advice to ManagementAdvice
Don't let Microsoft crush what makes Skype different from the other teams!
The lack of opportunities for conversion from contract costs you talent and the 100 day forced me to relocate for a steady job [thanks to 5+ reorgs in a calendar year]RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
They will do everything they can to make you feel as if it is casual and these conversations are just to determine fit. If you are actually hoping to proceed with them, do not fall to these comforting lures. Stick with your game plan and give them your best business representation of you and your abilities.Interview Questions
- There were several hypothetical questions which were likely situations that were actually occurring in the work place. Be on the look out for those, I believe they paint a better picture than when people are talking with you and sharing their views of how they think the culture is. Answer Question
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